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  1. People often say that movies stem from the real world. However, there have been a number of instances when the world on the reels was inspired by the real world. One of Facebookâs most extensively-followed figures, Nisha Jindal has indeed pulled a Dream Girl on her followers. © Balaji Motion Pictures For those living under a rock, âNisha Jindalâ is this decadeâs 'Angel Priya'. And if you donât know who Angel Priya is, well, letâs just say that it was the baap of all catfishing scams. With over 10,000 followers on Facebook, Nisha Jindal was an âinfluencerâ for her fans. © Facebook/NishaJindal Nisha Jindal is actually a 31-year-old man named Ravi Pujar, whoâs an engineering student, if some reports are to be believed. The news of Nisha Jindal being a man came forward when Raipur police started looking for âNishaâ to apprehend her for posting communal messages. © Facebook/NishaJindal That was not the only reason why the Raipur Police was looking for âNisha.â They had suspected that the same person who was putting up some really incendiary stuff as Nisha, was also posing as a member of the International Monetary Fund, the World Health Organisation and the World Trade Organization, and spreading misinformation. Basically, he was a scammer. The manner in which the Raipur Police actually revealed to her fans the fact that Nisha is a man is also rather hilarious. After apprehending him, they took a photo, and posted this - Twitter, of course, turned out to be a gold mine for memes and reactions: Meanwhile father of Nisha Jindal urf Ravi pujor #nishajindal #facebook pic.twitter.com/ci7963DeMS â ð Sweetie Shikdar (@Sweetie0008) April 18, 2020 Guys, just to clarify, the following tweet is actually sarcastic. I donât know what @zoo_bear is trying to prove... both these folks are #NishaJindal ... itâs just the lockdown is making her look different https://t.co/QBb8PaAdyd pic.twitter.com/l01SUtoicx â Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) April 19, 2020 This one as well... Bhakt after knowing the truth of Nisha Jindal..... pic.twitter.com/gLOoFdCOqZ â GHOR SANKAT (@ghanasankat) April 18, 2020 This one is simply epic⦠Boys who are following Nisha jindal and getting fast reply from her they are now be like:- pic.twitter.com/ScHvzu2cv4 â Sachin Yaduvanshi ð®ð³ð®ð±ð·ðº (@SachinY43020658) April 19, 2020Guys, essentially, there is a moral in this story. Donât trust everything that you see on the internet. Now, a minute of silence for every guy, for whom this has come as the shock of their lives. View the full article
  2. We may not have known much about Kanika Kapoor until yesterday, but today she is a national hot topic and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Yesterday, news broke that the Baby Doll singer had tested positive for COVID-19 after having hidden information about her trip to coronavirus-infected London. © Instagram Not only that, she reportedly also attended three different parties since her return to the country last week, one of which was attended by scores of VVIPs, ministers and bureaucrats, and could have put the safety of hundreds of people at risk since. Now, apart from all the backlash she has been receiving online, an FIR has also been filed against Kanika Kapoor for negligence and putting peopleâs safety at risk. © Instagram However, there is one more thing that reeks of negligence. Kanika Kapoorâs medical report says she is a 28-year-old male. So, as you can probably tell, theyâve got her credentials all wrong, so here is what you should know about her. 1. Born on 23 March 1978, 41-year-old Kanika was brought up in Lucknow in a Khatri business family. 2. Kanikaâs father Rajeev runs a business while her mother Poonam is a boutique owner. © Instagram 3. Kanika is a Loreto Convent alumni, and did her Bachelorâs and Masters in Music from Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow. 4. Kanikaâs foray into music happened when she was 12-years-old and started taking Hindustani classical music training under Pandit Ganesh Prasad Mishra. 5. In 1997, Kanika tied the knot with NRI businessman Raj Chandok and relocated to London to start a family together. © Instagram 6. The couple had three children together and a 15-year-long marriage which ended in a divorce in 2012. 7. It was also in 2012 that Kanika Kapoor stumbled upon fame and became a popular name in the music industry when her debut music video Jugni Ji, featuring Dr. Zeus became the biggest single of 2012. © Instagram 8. The success of the video brought her name and fame, besides also earning her the Brit Asia TV Music Award for Best Single. 9. Following this mega success, in 2014, Kanika was approached by music director duo Meet Bros for her Bollywood music debut, with an offer to sing Baby Doll in Ragini MMS 2. 10. The song as we all know became a mega hit, and won her lots of accolades and awards such as Mirchi Music Awards for the "Number One Song of the Year" and Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer. © Instagram 11. Kanika soon kicked off her Bollywood career as a playback singer and sang for movies such as Happy New Year, Roy, NH10, Hate Story 3, Dilwale, Udta Punjab, Munna Michael, Baazaar and many others. 12. Besides her musical career, Kanika also owns her own fashion brand âKanika Kapoor: House of Chikankariâ which she launched with the aim to help the female artisans of Lucknow. 13. Kanika was also amongst one of the judges on Star Plusâ The Voice 3. View the full article
  3. Pavithra Vijay has been in the nutrition and fitness industry for over five years now. Alongside her husband Vijay who is the co-founder of Fast&Up, a brand that caters to the nutritional needs of athletes, Pavithra was open to new ventures and was a complete stranger to âactive sportsâ as she would put it. However, it was her conversation with Indian Olympian swimmer Nisha Millet that made her completely dive into the sporting scenario of India and ever since, she has grown as a professional and is currently managing over 150 athletes across all sports including cricket, badminton, running, tennis, the list goes on. © Nisha Millet âWhat attracted me most in any line of work was interacting with people. The idea of athletes using, believing in our products and agreeing to vouch for us made us start the program,â she says. âThe process included framing the contracts, working closely with athletes to get their deliverables met, constantly look out for good and successful athletes at multiple sports made this team grow. I had the able support of my small but very hard working team, the marketing team who constantly shared their innovative ideas to use our athletes to promote and build the brand and last but not the least the athletes themselves.â Managing athletes, especially Indian cricketers, is a task cut out for a very specific set of people. They require a lot of patience and the ability to act on the go. Hello again Mohali! See you later tonight! pic.twitter.com/w0FlfSKgOe â Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) April 16, 2019âNutrition has always been a subject which has not been given enough priority. So initially it was a challenge to reach out and connect with the athletes. There are so many myths around and so little guidance,â Pavithra says. âI have had to spend a lot of time educating the athletes about the importance of nutrition and how it can play an important role in their performances.â âThe personal interaction with the athletes makes it easy to get the deliverables met. We do meet and greet sessions, invite them for product launches, guest speakers at partnered events, Insta live sessions. Since we are in constant touch with them, we work around their schedules so that they focus on their careers and family.â Amongst the plethora of clients Pavithra manages are two bright faces of the ongoing era of Indian dominance in international cricket, Test expert Mayank Agarwal and the 16-year-old hurricane of a batswoman, Shafali Verma. © Pavithra Vijay âBoth are wonderful human beings and fairly easy to interact with. Obviously getting their time out for a video shoot or an interview gets challenging sometimes but we have been fortunate to get the deliverables as planned,â she says while talking about the two clients. âI like to wish my athletes all the best before their big day. Mayank loves running and thatâs the topic I discuss most with him. Looking forward to seeing him run a 10K race soon. Shafali is the quieter ones. She mostly replies to the point. My relationship with Shafali is a growing one. We have met once post signing but always on chats. I remember having a long chat over lunch about her life, her passion for the game, her huge respect for her father who constantly believed in her and let her do what she knew best, play cricket! I am looking forward to meeting her post the T20 World Cup. I interact with her dad more than her as she is busy. He is a very nice man and we discuss her achievements,â she adds. Congrats Shafali Verma on attaining the no. 1 rank in T20 batsman list.#shafaliverma #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/Z06nI1K0vx â Awarapan ð®ð³ (@KingSlayer_05) March 4, 2020Sports management and looking after big athletes has been more of a male dominated domain on a global scale. From legendary football players such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to basketball legends like LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, all of them are managed by men. Even though gender has nothing to do with the success or failure of a manager, it is men who are more commonly found to be in a spot where Pavithra is. âI never felt any field is dominated by a specific gender. It's what you do, how you do differently that makes you unique from others and shine. Even in my stint in the corporate field working for MNCs and Indian companies, where I lead a team of men, mostly older than me, gender or age didn't make any difference. It was a job that needed to be executed with dedication and hard work, period. My ex-bosses always told me I am a chartered accountant with a difference,â she says. âEvery individual is different and it is very important to handle every individual differently, respect their time, space and their thoughts. I know each one personally and thanks to social media, it is easy to keep in touch with them," she adds. © Pavithra Vijay âWhen our athletes are introduced to the world, we always welcome them to the Fast&Up family. I have a wonderful team which comprises of ex-cricketers, avid runners who understand the sport and the importance of nutrition in sports which makes our job easy. To be a well rounded human and pass on learnings to the future generation , it is important to constantly learn and adapt, have an open mind and be inclusive,â Pavithra signs off. View the full article
  4. Chitetsu Watanabe, who was born on March 5, 1907 in Niigata, north of Tokyo, was officially given the title at his nursing home in the city
  5. God hasnât exactly been kind to Indian men, especially when we speak of body types and body chemistry. It is very easy for us to just grow out like ginger, even if we have a solid and balanced diet, it is extremely difficult for us to metabolise alcohol, and worst of all, for a vast majority of us, going bald is almost guaranteed. Male pattern baldness is a sad reality of like for most of us. © iStock Now, there are a number of ways using which we can actually put off going bald for a long time- again, eating right, using hair products that are simply the best and that suits us, or getting some expensive treatment done that replenishes your hair. With that being said, as a proverb in Hindi conveys rather succinctly, has anyone ever been able to stall the inevitable? What do we do when the gods of good genes and good hair havenât exactly been to us? © Panorama Studios Well, it turns out, even though you may be losing hair strands in hundreds by the day, there are a few simple styling hacks that you should consider if youâre going bald. Just ensure that you have a word with your hairstylist or barber in the right way, and you should be golden. © iStock 1. Pick The Right Style © Instagram/kartikaaryan Hairstyles that have you keep the hair a little upright and not fall flat is something that you should be aiming for. Also, it helps if the hairstyle that you and your hairstylist pick work well with somewhat of a long hair. A quiff or a pompadour are great options, which, because of varieties and tons of personalisations that they can be combined with, would suit anybody. 2. Decide On The Length © Instagram/arjunkapoor Now, this is a little tricky. Ideally, your hair should be long enough for a dapper hairstyle, but not too long that you need a ton of products to keep it in place. Also, it should be short enough that you donât get it tangled, and messed up, because messy and tangled hair, causes a lot of breakages, thus increasing your chances of hair fall. 3. Ask For Good Hair Products That Suit You © iStock Instead of going for regular shampoos and conditioners, try going for the ones that make your hair more voluminous. Also, pick a product that actually works for you instead of just borrowing stuff from your siblings or partners. If you tend to shed a lot of hair, go for an anti-hair fall shampoo and conditioner, preferably from someone who have no chemicals such as alcohol or sulfates in their products. Ask your barber for a few recommendations or if your problem is severe, ask a dermatologist. 4. Accessories As A Last Resort © Instagram/varundvn This is a bit of a last resort. If your situation turns out to be like that of Ayushmann Khurrana in Bala. No, we arenât asking you to put on some vomit-inducing concoction on your head on a Tuesday and sleep facing the north-west or some idiotic thing that he does. Neither are we suggesting that you go for a wig or those spray-on hair solutions. Instead, go for some really fun and dapper accessories - a fedora, a newsboy cap, or a beanie - stuff thatâs really in vogue. View the full article
  6. Remember back when the FaceApp fiasco was a thing? People, particularly Bollywood celebrities would post their âagedâ photos on social media, probably impressed by how good looking they would be at the age of 70-75 years. © Instagram/arjunkapoor Oh boy, were they mistaken. They couldnât have seriously thought that 40-50 years from now, they would have a full set of teeth, a full head of hair, and most obviously, a tight set of washboard abs. © Instagram/aparshakti_khurana Or could they? Well, if the following men are any indication, they sure as heck can. For these men, age is just an arbitrary number - meaningless, and futile. Here are eight Indian male celebrities who have proved over the years, that men too can age like fine wine. Anil Kapoor, 63 © Instagram/anilskapoor This jhakaas man has set some serious style goals for men over the years. After all, has a man ever looked considerably younger and stylish than his own son in law? Or his son for that matter? We rest our case. Truth be told, Anil doesnât look a day more than 30. Milind Soman, 54 © Instagram/milindrunning That salt & pepper hair, those just out of bed eyes - there are a number of reasons why women and men just start gushing and drooling at the sight of Milind Soman. Guys, seriously, you should follow him really closely and try to imbibe what he does for his grooming and fitness routine as much as you can. Jackie Shroff, 63 © Instagram/apnabhidu Gruff, stylish and chilled out - apna bhidu Jackie Shroff defines cool and dapper. Always dressing impeccably is a huge task; adding a bit of flair and panache that is always spot on, is even more difficult. However, our Jaggu Da not only aces this each and every time, he has given us style lessons on more than one occasion. Mammootty, 68 © Instagram/mammootty If you think that Rajnikanth is a style icon, you clearly have been living under a rock and donât know who Mammootty is. Always a sharp dresser, and someone who has an immaculate grooming routine, Mammootty, in spite of being 68 years of age, clearly trumps most guys half his age, when it comes to style. Boman Irani, 60 © Instagram/boman_irani Man oh man, where do we even begin with Boman Irani. He has a very refined and nuanced sense of style, which oozes class and elan. As impeccable as he is as an actor, as a bona fide style icon, he is someone who you should be stalking on social media if you want to class up your act and wardrobe. Akkineni Nagarjuna, 60 © Twitter/iamnagarjuna Honestly, we need to get our hands on Nagarjunaâs grooming routine. The man looks not a day over 45, especially when he has his beard and moustache styled in a particular way. Plus, in spite of being a safe dresser, all of his ensembles work just perfectly and greatly accentuate his personality and build. Amitabh Bachchan, 77 © Instagram/amitabhbachchan Honestly, this list would be incomplete without Amitabh Bachchan. Be it streetwear or Indian ethnic wear, the man looks seriously cool in whatever he wears. Also, points for giving us a lesson or two in sustainability when it comes to fashion. View the full article
  7. An age-old precursor for women across the board before sexual intercourse is obviously to get on the 'pill'. Contraceptives are essential in every way for women who do not wish to procreate by having unprotected ***. Of course, it's on the woman to have better sense and either get on a hormonally induced birth-control pill, or probably wear a diaphragm, cervical cap or even insert an intrauterine device, to prevent pregnancy. (c)Firstcry Parenting While it's become a default setting with most women, the side effects, pain thresholds and somewhat rogue(ish) mood swings at times are mere suggestions of how 'this is what life's really about'. Well, maybe it's time to change that thought process and include men into the picture a little less sporadically. Yes, condoms are obviously there and apart from acting like a contraceptive, they prevent both men and women from contracting various sexually transmitted infections and diseases but do all men really wear a condom during intercourse? Let's focus on a rural setting. The man of the house comes home after a debaucherous night with alcohol and wants to have *** with his wife. They have four children already, who're helping them make ends meet. He doesn't request but demands that she adheres to his basic carnal needs and yes, she does. They have ***, without protection and a few weeks later, she finds out she is pregnant again because he refused to wear a condom. (c)Twitter Now, let's focus on something similar kids do in college. While going out, drinking together is the best way to break the ice, getting drunk and having *** without a condom, out of an uncontrollable frenzy has become a dramatic piece of happenstance. No, I am not comparing a rural lifestyle to that of an urban one. I am comparing the basic flaw these two analogies have in common. The dismay in using the simplest form of birth control which is easily available. Procreation has become the woman's responsibility and the only option men have as a 'forever' mechanism to birth control is a very painful vasectomy. Well, that's about to change very soon. In our journey to achieve the most intense orgasms, we often bring along consent but condoms don't really feature as much as they need to and hence the women end up popping birth control pills, if they have the right means and access to them and if they don't, well, we're a billion plus people, for a reason. But hold on, there might be an apt solution to this 'problem'. The 'Male Contraceptive Injection', which has been in the works for a while now has just come to India, and unlike most of its target audience, it's safe to use. The Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) successfully completed the medical trials of the world's first injectable male contraceptive drug and it's ready to barge in to the Indian market, so that men can use it as an alternative to the painful procedure of vasectomy, which is currently the only form of male sterilisation available in the world. (c)Twitter The injection does promise no side-effects except being injected on the sperm-containing tube near the testicles (vas deferens), a procedure that will be proceeded by anaesthesia of course. The process is called Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance (RISUG) and it injects polymers into the *****'s vas deferens, that have the capability to hold back your sperm, when you fail to do so yourself! The promised shelf life of the injection is 13 years, which means you may need maybe 4 of these in your entire lifetime. Other options like pills and gels are also going under testing but ICMR has certified this as a foolproof method to literally hold your horses, while having ***. ICMR is currently awaiting approval from the Drug Controller General of India. But we didn't want to wait before asking the men around us how they feel about this specific medical breakthrough. of going through years in college and later, scrounging for rubber or just 'winging' it when it was too much of an effort to procure. This is what they had to say: (1) "I'm okay with anything that involves not having to wear condoms, plus it's about time that we took the pressure of having to take morning after pills or the constant anxiety of getting pregnant off women and put some of that pressure on men" Siddhant Rai, 27, Special Project, ILN (2) "Well it's better than vasectomy that's for sure. 13 years is not bad if you want to **** around with minimal consequences. It might appeal to people in their 20s. Actually, it can appeal to any age. Personally, I think I'm too old for this. Probably I would probably like to procreate some day." Deepro Banerjee, 35, Freelance Video Producer (3) "Even though I haven't used contraceptive injections yet I feel it's a great product (provided its success percentage is better or equal to the other options available in the market). Assuming it is a long lasting solution over condoms I feel it is a better and safer option. Also given that the experience of safe *** without a use of latex would be far superior to existing options available, I feel it is a step in the right direction keeping intact the importance of safety and also without the intimacy being compromised." - Amman, 37, Head-IPs and Experiences, ILN (4) "I don't think there is a lack of intent in me or many other men around me. I would've liked the product even more if it could do more about STDs rather than just pregnancy prevention. Because I would still end up using other contraceptives like condoms for that. Also, I hope there are products which gives men an option for a shorter shelf life. I may not want kids now. But maybe 6 years down the line I would. Although, I don't mind injecting my ***** with a clinically tested and tried product as long as it gives both me and my partner a piece of mind after every intercourse." - Porus Kumar Singh, 28, Chief Program Manager (5) "Honestly, I'm totally okay with the 'contraceptive' bit... It's the 'injection' that throws up many questions. Where will I be injected? How often will I have to inject myself? Is this a one-time thing or do I have to be ON it? And yes, I'd consider using it if these parameters don't freak me out :) and of course, I'd like to talk to my partner and see how she feels about the entire thing as well." - Shomi Gupta, 37, Filmmaker, Writer (6) "I welcome contraceptives for men. Considering condoms aren't a hundred percent effective, and how adverse the side-effects of contraceptives for women are, this is pretty cool. The only reason I'd be hesitant to take them is that I'm afraid of needles haha." - Lakshman Parsuram, 30, Audio Engineer (7) "Till date, women have had to deal with the consequences of unprotected ***. The contraceptive injection levels the playing field and provides an opportunity for men take up the responsibility of birth control. I always practice safe *** using protection but would open to a safe contraceptive option if my partner was uncomfortable taking a contraceptive pill." - Angad Khanna, 30, Head of Communications Well, while expecting an absolute dismissal of the idea of contraceptive injections for men, the men I spoke to had balanced, well-rounded and positive views in favour of the contraceptive. It makes procreation bit more planned and not archaically non-negotiable and of course keeps the needs of the women right on top. Especially when men are being sensitive towards women popping a morning after pill, which is not the best alternative for her in the long run. (c)Thinkstock/Getty Images Well, we hope a significant breakthrough is made in this field and the government ideates programmes to initiate this procedure in most rural spaces in India. For now, we're waiting for the final approval and slowly and steadily accepting the whole and idea and thrill behind the new male contraceptive injection. View the full article
  8. It's International Men's Day today and I know what most of you guys will say "Any day is men's or women's day." Agreed! But, there's no harm in celebrating a day that solely belongs to you guys, right? Well, we're not going to throw any confetti or drop any anthem for men. Instead, we're going to celebrate and talk about men (although they are fictional) who turned out to be good role models for us. Men who showed us that you don't need to be perfect to be a hero. You can have your own imperfections and still be the perfect guy, who unintentionally taught us some of the most valuable lessons in life. I think it's time we stand up and applaud them. 1. Michael Scott - The Office For most people, Michael Scott is a living synonym for a nightmare. He's clueless, a narcissist, racist, obnoxious and the real problem of the office. But, he's also someone who will have your back and support you at a time when there's nobody standing next to you. Remember the scene where he was the only one to attend Pam's painting exhibition and encourage her skills, when no one showed up? From being someone who was hated by his co-workers, Michael went on to become the life of Dunder Mifflin. A guy who everyone was rooting for. Michael Scott may be filled with flaws, but, truth be told, there wouldn't be an 'Office', if there's no Michael Scott in it. The Office airs on Star World in India. 2. Chandler Bing - FRIENDS Chandler Bing is definitely the most iconic character on global television. He's the one who first introduced sarcasm as a sense of humour to mainstream television with his brilliant wit and charm. But, at the same time, he was reasonable, sensitive, wise and cared for his friends a lot (especially his bromance with Joey). Brownie points for falling in love with Monica and giving his all to make the relationship work, despite being commitment phobic initially. No matter how hard it got, he never ran away from his problems. He went from having the least luck in romance to becoming one of the most desired boyfriends for women across the world. Chandler taught us how it's fine to make mistakes and mess up big time, as long as you fix it and take responsibility for it. FRIENDS is currently streaming on Netflix. 3. Tyrion Lannister - Game of Thrones Tyrion Lannister is hands down one of the strongest and the best characters from Game of Thrones. People loved Tyrion more than they hated the Lannisters. His own family hates him, he is blamed for his mother's death, continually humiliated for being a dwarf and branded as a degenerate due to his love for wine and brothels. But, despite all the hatred and humiliation, Tyrion does not let any criticism get in his way. He proves time and again that he has more of a backbone than anyone else, showing how intelligence is more important than validation. His heart goes out to the cripples, bastards and the less advantaged citizens of Westeros and encourages them to own who they are. © HBO Let's not forget his little words of wisdom– one of them being, “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you”. 4. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory If we can look past his 'Pictionary' skills, then Sheldon Cooper isn't a bad guy. In fact, his extreme self-confidence is something we all can learn something from. From being an increasingly annoying theoretical physicist who barely likes anyone apart from himself, to someone who eventually starts caring about the people he loves and gradually falls in love with someone and marries her, his transformation made it hard for us to not love him. © Star World The Big Bang Theory is currently available for streaming on Hotstar. 5. Barney Stinson - How I Met Your Mother How can you not fall in love with someone like Barney Stinson? He's someone who can work his charm on literally anyone and anything. He and his 'sacred' book taught us some real virtues of dating. Like, when he would always imply that putting yourself first, especially in the face of a bad relationship is the healthier thing to do. Barney was unfaltering, a loyal friend who developed deep and meaningful relationships with people that mattered to him, ones he chose for himself. © Star World How I Met Your Mother is currently airing on Star World. View the full article
  9. Ayushmann Khurrana has had quite a run in the Hindi film industry so far. With some real big hits last year to his name, and as many as five films lined up over the next couple of months, it seems 2019 and 2020 will be equally promising for the 'Andhadhun' actor whose latest release 'Article 15' has received a lot of critical acclaim. © Viacom 18 However, talking about the upcoming movies featuring Ayushmann, we have some latest developments to share with you guys on the sequel of Ayushmann Khurrana-Bhumi Pednekar starrer 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan'. © Eros International Set to be helmed by Hitesh Kewalya under the aegis of producer Aanand L Rai, the film is all set to be called 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' and will be no where close to the previous film which dealt with the issue of erectile dysfunction and how relationships revolve around it. On the other hand, 'Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan' is going to be a coming-of-age gay love story that would trace the journey of a conservative family that tries to come to terms with the fact that their son is gay. View this post on Instagram #Article15 in theatres on 28th June 2019 A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) on Apr 30, 2019 at 8:34am PDT While we already knew Ayushmann will be seen in the lead role, tabloids couldn't sit still until they found out about Ayushmann's love interest in the film. And because we do not like to keep you in the dark about anything, here's what we know about it. View this post on Instagram Standing in the corner..studying the lights..ð Styled by @smitikaur_ Shirt @forever21_in Trousers @marksandspencer #gonekesh #silverscreen #debut #intheatres #29thmarch A post shared by Jitendra kumar (@jitendrak1) on Mar 23, 2019 at 9:41pm PDT As per an exclusive BollywoodLife report, actor Jitendra Kumar, who has often been a constant in web series like 'Permanent Roommates', 'TVF Pitchers', 'Kota Factory' and the likes, has been reportedly roped in to play Ayushmann's gay partner in the movie. View this post on Instagram à¤à¤­à¥ à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤¨à¥à¤¦à¤à¥ सॠमाà¤à¤à¤¾, पिà¤à¤à¤°à¥ मà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤¦ ला दà¥.. à¤à¤­à¥ लालà¤à¥à¤¨ दà¥à¤à¥, à¤à¤¹à¤¾ à¤à¤¸à¤®à¥ पॠà¤à¤¾à¤à¤à¥ .. मà¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¤°à¤à¤¼à¥ à¤à¤®à¥à¤¨à¥ .. मà¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¼à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¬ भॠà¤à¤®à¥à¤¨à¥ ।। - à¤à¥à¤²à¤à¤¾à¤¼à¤° ð¸ @piamonyphotography #gulzarmood #yellow #sneak #kaminey A post shared by Jitendra kumar (@jitendrak1) on Mar 12, 2019 at 11:30pm PDT "The character is of a small-town boy and the makers wanted to take an actor who can pull off the character with ease. The makers wanted a relatively fresh face and after doing the rounds of auditions, Jitendra fitted all the bills. Although he has not signed on the dotted line yet, he is the one," a source close to BollywoodLife shared.
  10. Very recently, I was at a bar catching a live music band play and when I turned to my right, and in the corner I could see Zoya Akhtar swaying to the beats. She was effortlessly sophisticated and quite poised and celebrated her drink in her hand, just like all the men in her movies celebrate their emotions openly. © Pinterest It got me thinking though. I haven't seen one Zoya movie where the men don't portray themselves to be flawed emotional beings, who're every inch vulnerable and real. Men who're human and don't play with the stereotypical domain of 'macho', just like most Bollywood movies do. Her men are classy yet sensitive, who admire their insecurities, only to improve upon them. They're timelessly changing and evolving and that's something fairly evident in her movies. © Eros International While I stood there with this thought dangling in my head, I kept thinking how many of us really emulate true hardcore men, who're in touch with their real emotions? I started thinking of all the men who've acted in her movies and how delicate yet firm their character sketch truly is and how real they actually feel. These are the new-age men, who're stable yet bashful, dedicated yet vulnerable, in tune with their vices but know and understand the need of the hour. © Amazon Prime And I believe one must aspire to be like them, because real men who're accountable and flawed while being vulnerable are the actual deal. Here are 6 characters from Zoya Akhtar films all men could aspire to be like while leaving their pressured machismo behind. (1) Ranveer Singh As Kabir Mehra In 'Dil Dhadakne Do' © Eros International Yes, he plays an absolute spoilt brat, like most rich Delhi boys are perhaps, but there is humanness in him and the will to stand up to his family, when the time demands him to. That's what boys, who're slowly evolving in to men, do. Stick together, fight for what is right, cry when they fall weak and agree to play certain games, to win back a plane! But in all seriousness, Kabir's character reflects upon a man who you can count on, in a time of need and who'll go to any degree to help someone out, at the risk of losing his own peace. But he has his flaws, because he's only human, right? (2) Aamir Khan As Surjan Singh Shekawat In 'Talaash' © Reliance Entertainment Even though the role demanded a staunch, serious cop who is trying to dismantle his own frame of mind to revise answers, Shekawat's role is a diminishing portrayal of someone who has let go of life because of his own fears. The role showcases Aamir Khan as a cop who is trying to solve a case after he's lost his own son in an accident and every trial and tribulation a man goes through after a heavy loss, while trying to live up to his responsibilities is beautifully represented in Aamir's character. Something we all can relate to, if we've gone through loss. (3) Farhan Akhtar As Sunny Gill In 'Dil Dhadakne Do' © Eros International This character has almost all the girls wishing he wasn't fictional because he seems so malleable otherwise. Farhan played a grounded and caring boy who'd left the love of his life to pursue his career. He came back to her though but apart from the obvious character traits, there are some underlying qualities Sunny possessed that made him so effortlessly relatable. For instance, calling out the patriarchal toxicity and asking pertinent questions such as: "why is it that women need to 'seek' permission in the first place?". He's the quintessential and actual boy next door, who truly understands warped societal norms and stands up against them. (4) Abhay Deol As Kabir Dewan In 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' © Eros International Abhay aka Kabir plays a confused person who's not very sure of what he wants in the beginning, reminding us of how we were unsure of everything we did and didn't do. From his quest to escape his fiancée because he'd proposed to her by mistake to him having a breakdown about it amidst his friends is definitely us, when things go a little out of control. He didn't hide his emotions, or act macho about 'I can handle my own shit'. He cried about it when he needed help and manned up the courage to finally end things with his fianceé because he didn't love her. Kabir is practically every guy in his late 20s, trying to figure life out. (5) Siddhant Chaturvedi As MC Sher In 'Gully Boy' © AA Films The beautifully sketched out character of MC Sher in 'Gully Boy' is of that friend we have who always has our back, no matter how badly we mess up a situation and she's caricatured the character till a point where we think of that one person who has stuck around, after we see MC Sher on the screen. His character speaks to us in a real and relatable way just like how a friend would, if we ever found ourselves down in the dumps. Now we know somewhere every man has great characteristics to be a good friend like MC Sher was to Murad but because we take these accounts for granted; we only realise it when we see such characters on-screen and relate to them thoroughly. (6) Arjun Mathur As Karan Mehra In 'Made In Heaven' © Amazon Prime Arjun's character as Karan was developed keeping all the sensitivities and nuances of being a homosexual in society, in mind. His struggles in the series feel quite real and honest, while he's trying to piece together his past transgressions and his will to sustain through tough situations, much like any gay man was trying, before section 377 came through. His character like all others is also relatable and quite real. Zoya's heroes are not men rescuing women from the clutches of bad men and normalising the standard of machismo but instead her men deal with insecurities and turn to women to take support, when times are rough, much like most of us today. Mostly, she creates this fictional world using her own experiences with the men in her life and creating real-life men who're pretty much everywhere and all around. So, if you think Bollywood has it right, portraying the wrong kind of manliness, maybe Zoya's movies can put a perspective or two in place for you.
  11. There are certain persistent body issues that can be both embarrassing and exasperating at the same time. Body odour, jock itch, dandruff shed to name a few. However, what most people don't realise is that these are easily solvable problems. So, here is a breakdown of all the things you can do to fix these issues without having a certain someone notice it: 1. A Case Of Bad Breath © Getty Images If you have a case of bad breath that people complain of when they lean in to talk to you then you've got to add these things to your grooming kit. Besides a brush, you need a floss, a tongue cleaner and a mouthwash and add these steps to your brushing routine. For the daily commute keep the chewing gum and a mint box handy for emergencies. Otherwise, it's always to safe to pop in a mint after lunch so any build up is tackled before a stench develops. 2. Body Odour © Getty Images Body odour is natural and something everyone has. However, a particularly strong body odour can literally drive people away from you. This means you need to take care of your body odour and make sure it does not become a trashy stench by the end of the day. So instead of deodorants, try roll-ons, they are more effective and keep you away from smelling bad. 3. Dandruff Shed © amazon The dandruff shed is not only annoying but one of the first symptoms hair fall. Dandruff is the dead skin cells falling off the scalp, which means a lack of deep moisturizing in the scalp that you need to tackle. Aside from anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner, try a good anti-dandruff cream. 4. Nose And Ear Whiffs © amazon For the extra nose and ear whiffs that you haven't gotten off yet, you need a special trimmer designed for the ear and nose whiffs. These troubling whiffs can be annoying to look at for the other person. A nose and ear hair strand trimmer is a hassle-free and painless way to get rid of these hair whiffs. 5. Dark Eye Circles © amazon For racoon eyes and blemishes that add years to your face, you need a concealer that will conceal all these imperfections in no time. The concealer is not gendered. Stop believing that only women use it. Male beauty matters too. Considering the first impression you send out is your face before you even speak. 6. Annoying Rashes © amazon Here's a secret that will change your life. For all the annoying rashes on your body, from those annoying blisters on the feet to thigh and arm rashes that come from too much friction, gymming, and humid months can all go in two minutes if you apply a baby rash cream. A baby rash cream is made with special ingredients to get rid of any rashes or itchiness that babies get from wearing diapers, which makes these creams super effective. Try it once, trust us, it'll change your life. 7. A Jock Itch © amazon A jock itch or itchy balls is something you might face if you don't have an intimate wash at home that you use regularly. And, we're not even talking chemicals, just natural ingredients like tea tree oil and aloe vera gel that soothe the itch down there and kill any bacteria build up. 8. Stretch Marks © amazon Stretch marks are those red lightning bolt like marks that appear on your skin when you're either going through puberty or your body is transitioning by gaining or losing weight. After a bright rouge, they simmer down to white marks eventually. To get rid of them entirely, you need an essential oil primarily dedicated to getting stretch marks out of the body. A regular application gets them out eventually.
  12. The runway is the breeding ground for the quirkiest fashion trends that could either provide a good laugh for their artistic aesthetic or end up in a Zara store near you the next week. The next thing you know, everyone's living, breathing that trend. But sometimes the trends introduced on the runway transition into normalcy so quickly that you could never imagine if that was the trend you laughed at. Case in point: a pair of jeans. There is another accessory trend that is bizarrely becoming popular, which is the male harness or as some high fashion brands have clarified: the embroidered bib. See, how actors have worn it: Michael B. Jordan at the Screen Actors' Guild Awards in a purple harness over a classic double breasted tux. © Instagram Chadwick Boseman was also seen wearing one over his ecru suit. © Instagram Timothee Chalamet was seen wearing a black shiny version too. © Instagram And, we cannot forget Virgil Abloh who is speculated to have started this trend. © Instagram Given that most celebrities end up wearing the boring tuxedo, this trend is a great way to dip your toes in the world of accessories for a little something extra, what do you think?
  13. The celebrity fetish doesn't seem to die down in our country. We love our tinseltown stars, we keep up with their lives, as much as with every itsy-bitsy gossip that surrounds their life, often going as far as turning into hardcore fanatics. So, is there any surprise in finding out that a huge number of Bollywood buffs out of the 2 billion population, are constantly looking up their favourite celebs online, while other celebrities trend across social media platforms and search engine results because of their good or not-so-good deeds? Regardless of the reason why celebrities trend on social media, these 10 male celebs ended up being the top searched men in 2018, as per a Yahoo report. Let's check them out: 1. Salman Khan View this post on Instagram Is hafte milata hoon #Race3 ki family se ... mera naam hai Sikander. Selfless over selfish #Race3ThisEid @tips @SKFilmsOfficial A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Mar 18, 2018 at 11:30pm PDT We don't need to mention a reason why Bhai made it to the top of the list, though the box office crash of 'Race 3' and 'Loveratri' might be two of the many reasons. 2. Nick Jonas View this post on Instagram Happiest day of my life. @priyankachopra A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) on Dec 4, 2018 at 4:46am PST Jiju Jonas joined the Indian celebrity bandwagon for obvious reasons. His marriage to Priyanka Chopra has been a global event, so no wonder the entire nation was eager to find out about everything about the dulha who took his desi dulhania away. 3. Kamal Haasan View this post on Instagram #Vishwaroop2 #Promotions #IndianIdol Styled by @amritha.ram and cloths by @shantanunikhil @reliance.entertainment @rkfioffl A post shared by Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) on Aug 1, 2018 at 8:08am PDT The impeccable actor from down south whose 'Vishwaroopam 2' came out earlier this year, has grabbed the 3rd spot on the list. 4. Irrfan Khan View this post on Instagram Puppy seems to be a better poser #QaribQaribSinglle @par_vathy @zeestudiosofficial #animallover A post shared by Irrfan (@irrfan) on Nov 2, 2017 at 11:53pm PDT It's been a tough year for the method actor who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, and has been since undergoing treatment in London. Career-wise, both of Irrfan's releases, 'Karwaan' and 'Blackmail' have been successful at the box office. 5. Amitabh Bachchan View this post on Instagram The post pack up shot .. a regular routine by #avinashgowarikar .. catching expressions hesitant to give but given .. because it's #avinashgowariker A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Aug 31, 2018 at 12:03pm PDT While this man needs no reason to be on the list in particular, this year has been a mixed bag for AB. While '102 Not Out' enjoyed a great audience response, 'Thugs of Hindostan' crashed at the box office very badly! 6. Kapil Sharma View this post on Instagram ð A post shared by Kapil Sharma (@kapilsharma) on Dec 12, 2018 at 10:34am PST Very popular in the Indian comedy scene, but things hadn't been going very strong with Kapil this year. However, with his recent marriage and the relaunch of his show, thing have finally started to look up for the comedy king. 7. Guru Randhawa View this post on Instagram Can't wait to take the #OnePlus6T McLaren edition out for a test drive! Swipe left to see the awesome goodies come with this smartphone including the warp charger! Head to @oneplus_india to find out more about this exciting collaboration of speed. #SalutetoSpeed A post shared by Guru Randhawa (@gururandhawa) on Dec 17, 2018 at 12:12am PST The melodious voice of this man is enough for us to convince he deserves all the glory he is getting bestowed with. *hums Lahore diya* 8. Justin Bieber View this post on Instagram Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn't want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can't wait for the best season of life yet!. It's funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it's true GOOGLE IT! Isn't that nuts? By the way I didn't plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!! A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jul 9, 2018 at 3:14pm PDT The guy dropped the biggest bomb when he announced his relationship with Hailey Baldwin. A millions hearts were broken when this announcement culminated in their engagement. 9. Akshay Kumar View this post on Instagram Don't forget to buy all the Women in your life Pads as well as Candies, Chocolates and Flowers this #ValentinesDay ðCelebrate Her. #Period @padmanthefilm @radhikaofficial @sonamkapoor @twinklerkhanna @sonypicturesin @kriarj #RBalki #PadManInCinemas A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 12, 2018 at 9:49pm PST From 'Padman', to 'Gold' and '2.0' Akshay had multiple reasons to trend this year, and for all the right reasons. We witnessed some of Akshay's most versatile performances this year, and loved them too! 10. Alok Nath View this post on Instagram This is how a co artist saw me in her dream, or was it a nightmare! !! A post shared by Alok Nath (@nath.alok) on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:02pm PST Well, we don't have much to say for the man in question besides, '#MeToo'.
  14. We all sustain our beliefs on different theories to function a certain way. For instance, nature vs. nurture, left brain vs. the right or even the 'flat earthers' theory (idiots) and many more. But the one theory I can never wrap my head around, is that of the alpha male vs. the beta male. Why? Because I think it pre-defines a man's journey to become a certain way, and how is that even remotely okay? I am not here to diss the alpha male syndrome. But I surely think I can debunk a few myths about why alphaism or forced alphaism, is just a wrong notion to follow, for the rest of your life. © Pinterest Let me simplify this for you. The theory states that there are two prominent personality types for men- the alpha and the beta. The alphas are supposed to be on top of the social status of hierarchy and they're believed to be the stronger and dominant pack. They have greater access to money, power, friends and women are easily attracted to them. A power suit with a power play, that apparently is a more inherent trait of an alpha male. The beta, in contrast, is more submissive and sensitive in nature. They're your typical 'nice guys' most women don't want to date, but maybe settle with and get married to, because they're more accepting and aren't constantly competing for what's best out there. © Thinsktock The concept of the alpha male emerged in the 70s when a researcher studied a group of wolves in the wild. The wolf pack showed very dominant traits or that's what he thought and believed. But his theory was proven wrong when a new theory emerged dismissing the last one. Wolves are predominantly family oriented creatures. If you notice, they always roam about in packs. Well, you will see that through the street dogs in your cities, who are direct descendants of wolves, and are also found in packs. The theory negates any alpha traits the wolf might have, be it male or female. In fact, they pair up often and show alpha traits they may have as 'parents' and not individually, to protect their offspring's. © Sam Raimi films So, if we do talk about an alpha male, the theory dismisses itself because the origin of the story is phenomenally wrong! Yes, it's true we look for a mate to procreate and much like the wolves, we work in pairs to protect our offspring, but the fact that boys are fed the notion of the 'alpha, dominating male', preconditions them into believing they have to be a certain type, to achieve any kind of success in life. This is not just unhealthy, it's a very wrong way to perceive the concept of upbringing. A boy should be brought up in an environment where he recognises all his emotions and learns to deal with them healthily. When mothers disperse the idea of 'boys don't cry' from their child's mind, they (boys) automatically think to show any form of emotion is a sign of weakness, something a beta male would often indulge in. © Sony Pictures Releasing The truth of the matter is, every alpha has the trait to be a beta and every beta can be an alpha if he wants to. And to bust even a larger myth is saying that yes, women are easily attracted to alphas more because of their dominating nature or their display of power and prowess, but eventually they don't want to be with a man who cannot interact with kindness or can't display emotions when he needs to, or even be an emotional support for her when she needs one. While women do choose an alpha male for a casual fling, it's the beta, more prestigious and sophisticated male they go for to procreate with. And that's not a conscious decision, that's an inherent need, biologically. An 'alpha' so to speak can draw their attention with style and status and of course, power but a beta category will still win their hearts and psyche. © MensXP But since we're debunking and dismissing the concept of alpha and beta, there is an easier way to do this. There is an easier way to be the alpha in your life, by being assertive when you need to, showing power where you have to and being macho when you want to, but you can also condition yourself to carry forth some beta traits, which could pendulum from showing emotions when you need to, being kind when you have to and being submissive when you want to. © Eros International So, to say you're a certain type of a male is innately wrong. You're what you condition yourself to be. The conditioning that allows you to foster your own belief systems and aspirations turns you into the man you want to become. Ideally, doing away with the alpha and the beta personality types and structuring your mind to inherit both the qualities assertively, is what makes a man both dominant and sensitive, at the same time.
  15. If you've ever studied the animal kingdom closely, you know that the 'Alpha' male is the one who attracts the female, out of the whole pack, for procreation purposes. This also means that the chances of other males to get with the females diminish when the Alpha is around. But then that's the animal world. In the human world, things are a bit different. By different I mean, apart from romantic liaisons and emotions that rule the human world, in this big rat race, alpha males aren't the only ones who reflect women's ideals. At least not anymore. © UTV Motion Pictures In all honesty, the best combination to determine your masculinity is a variety of personality types you can imbibe. While alpha males seem more desirable with their rough and rugged exterior, it's really the other personality types that attract women the most. At least in times that are changing. It's also a high probability that men change their personality type with age and experience to better understand relationships throughout their lives. So, here are 4 personality types we have in males. Can you identify yours? (1) Alpha Male Qualities: Self Confident, Outgoing & Enterprising The alpha male personality type goes with the alias 'bad boy' and alpha males are usually the men who need their men to be men! He's the macho guy, who exudes confidence with a tad bit of aggression, who is outgoing and demanding and definitely very sexist! That in no way means he objectifies women, but he knows for a fact he can get any woman he wishes to. And mostly, he wishes for someone a lot more docile and with a few or no alpha features. He's a little tough to work with because his ego skyrockets anytime he's proven wrong. But he makes up for that through his charming personality. Women will get no comfort or support from an alpha male and if a woman does cheat on her partner she will cheat with an alpha male. Perfect Example: Ranveer Singh's character in 'Padmaavat' as Alauddin Khilji © Viacon Motion Pictures (2) Beta Male Qualities: Collaborative & Introvert Your average 'Mr. nice guy' is the perfect beta male. He's quite moderate in his approach to life and his nice guy personality gets him by. He gets taken for a ride, every now and then because of that, but generally, he's quite likeable. They're definitely more sensitive and less aggressive than an alpha male and a lot more grounded. They take criticism well and show better collaborative skills. The one thing that can intrude their stellar performance as a man is their reserved nature and introvert-like behaviour. They're the guys who were really quiet while in school and a bit nerdy too and were probably bullied about a little. They just grew up to be light-hearted, emotional nice guys, who are also a bit idealistic! Women usually prefer beta males to alpha for a life partner, especially if an alpha has broken her heart. Obviously, she'll go for the nice guy, who won't break her heart. Although, women prefer beta males as friends more than lovers. Yup, beta males make for some excellent friends for the opposite ***! Perfect Example: Saif Ali Khan's character as Rohit in 'Kal Ho Na Ho' © Yash Raj Films (3) Omega Male Qualities: Eccentric, Kinda Nerdy & Laid Back So, every Ben Stiller movie you've seen, there's a great example of an Omega male. He has really nerdy habits. Like he may be a collector of something like coins, comic books, insects or even video games. He's highly laid back and lazy and acts like he hasn't a care in the world. He's immature to an extent, irresponsible and definitely lacks ambition. He was also picked a lot in school or college because of his aloof behaviour most times. Omegas are also said to be highly intelligent beings but they don't really act on that. They lack enough ambition to do something about their intelligence. They can solve a complicated math problem while eating a pizza and couldn't give a damn about anything else. They make for lazy husbands who rely on their wife's expenses most times and don't lift a finger to help her with house chores. I know you're silently sitting there and reading this, thinking, 'damn, that's me'. Perfect Example: Varun Sharma's character as Choocha in 'Fukrey' © AA Films (4) Gamma Male Qualities: Adventurous, Fun-Loving & Restless Gamma males love having fun but don't shrug off their responsibilities at the same time. They're definitely adventurous and fun-loving and tend to get very restless if they're left idle for too long. It is possible an alpha male might mature into a gamma male, because gamma males are a more refined version of them. They're sensitive towards the opposite *** and are very aware of the needs and nature of what women truly want and they do anything in their power to fulfil their partner's needs. Yup, women are lucky to have a gamma male in their life. They also display a certain amount of feminine behaviours, expectations and values to win their partners heart. They love putting their family first, in any given situation and scenario. Perfect Example: Shah Rukh Khan's character as Rahul in 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham' © Yash Raj Films (5) Delta Male Qualities: Aloof, Resentful & Private Delta males haven't been faring well in the game of life. They were once alphas or even gammas but probably a tragedy struck hard at some point, and they quietly resigned to their fate and withdrew completely. Extremely private people, deltas are aloof, with an 'I really couldn't care less' attitude and are often resentful towards something or the other. They're not very welcome at social gatherings due to these reasons and are often lonely. A Delta male will attract someone with similar characteristics became if they don't, their partner who might be a gamma, alpha or a beta, will find them extremely boring and dull, unless of course, they change their lifestyle around. Perfect Example: Shah Rukh Khan's character as Surinder Suri in 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' © Yash Raj Films The Greeks came up with a flawless alphabetical system which enabled science to put men and women under certain personality types, so they could attract each other through that instead. Like an alpha personality male is best suited for a beta personality female. It was definitely all calculated and measured correctly for us to find our life partners. But in order to do that, it's imperative for you to figure what your personality type is. So, if your personality traits resonate with any of the above types, then you know the type of guy you truly are!
  16. In today's self-righteous society, the art of manliness that embodies toughness has been lost. Everyone wants to be coddled and comforted. You know what happens when we have a society full of such coddled fellows? All you have is weaklings. This has a carryover in all aspects of life and in the gym; this means seeing weak gym bros doing all kinds of douchebaggery and crying about results. If you want results, start carrying these alpha male qualities inside the gym and in life: 1. Do Not Wish For Easy Good things do not come easy, be it in the gym or in life. Do not wish for things to be easy, hardly anything worth having comes easy. The happiness is always in the journey, in the work. The grind is living, not the comfort that comes after. Enjoy the journey and do not wish it was easier. Instead, be tougher yourself. 2. See Things As They Are The famous gym quote that says '... but 100 pounds is 100 pounds' is a great example of this trait. See things as they are and do not wish for them to change as per your convenience. Seeing things for what they are will help you build a character that will allow you to deal with any situation you will come across. Who did not see things as they were initially? Thor in Avengers thought Loki would never betray him. And we all know how that panned out eventually. © YouTube 3. Stop The Damn Complaining Did things not go your way? Well, that is life. Not every time things would go as planned and fall in place like you expected it to. What does a man do when such a thing happens? He stands up, takes responsibility on his broad shoulders, and takes action. A real man does not complain. And guess what? Complaining has never done any good for anyone. Quit it! Only bad things come out of complaining and it will always hold you back in life. 4. Never Pity Someone It is totally alright to be kind, to be caring. A real man always has these qualities. But a real man never sees anyone as weak. Another thing that happens when you pity someone is you get an air about yourself and feel overconfident. This makes you delusional as well. If you see someone that needs help, lift them up. A real man is always uplifting and caring. If you feel bad for someone, show them how to rise above the situation. Be a leader and lead by example. People do not want pity, they want to progress. As an alpha, help them progress. © Deepaklah=khoiya 5. Never Quit Time and again, we have been reminded that success is not an outcome of luck or talent; it is the result of sheer dedication and persistence. Cristiano Ronaldo would be the greatest example of how persistence wins. Do not quit if you want to live a great life. You are never ever actually done with anything. Being persistent is an alpha quality, build it. Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
  17. Sikhs and Pakistan have a rich history together. The undivided India had a major chunk of Punjab which was eventually divided into two parts, one being left in India and the other lying in Pakistan. While countries might have been divided, the religious values, culture, language and even food have remained the same. Sikhs have always been a minority in both the countries but while in India, we've had glorious examples of people from the religion holding important positions of power in various sectors, little has been known about their success in Pakistan. Recently, the first male Sikh anchor was hired by a Pakistani news channel. His name is Harmeet Singh and he is now a news reporter. Pakistan's 1st Sikh News Anchor Harmeet Singh only on #PublicNews pic.twitter.com/dw3Z7R3wJW — Public News (@PublicNews_Com) June 24, 2018 Harmeet Singh, #Pakistan's first #Sikh newscaster is set to shine at upcoming private news channel Public TV. pic.twitter.com/5ettkhJmIR — Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) June 24, 2018 The internet is celebrating this progressive move and applauding the inclusion of minorities in Pakistan at the moment. Nice to see Sikhs shine on Pakistan Media Channels. — Raminder Jit Singhð³ (@ramindersays) June 24, 2018 Good to see Pakistan media trying to be more inclusive. Progressive step. Good luck. — NoToSilence (@akdwaaz) June 24, 2018 Harmeet Singh, #Pakistan's first #Sikh newscaster on a national channel. Wishing him all the best #PublicNews pic.twitter.com/rJVIUAbm3K — I. (@i88yy) June 24, 2018 It is a wonderful move and even though it's a little too late in the day to get to this point, but like they say 'better late than never'. Earlier, a Sikh woman was also hired as a news reporter.
  18. Basima al-Shammar was on TV covering the country?s municipial election last weekend when she tried to alert her colleague Nawaf to stop fixing his hair as they were live-Al ArabiyaA woman TV presenter was suspended by the Kuwaiti government after...
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  20. Our cricketers will have a really tough time holding on to people's interest in the IPL (Indian Premier League) this year, as Badminton is slowly taking the centre-stage in the Indian sports scenario. Earlier this week, our Badminton stars Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty delivered a smashing performance at the ongoing Commonwealth Games to bring home India's first ever gold in the mixed team category. © Twitter After their historic performance, Badminton prodigy Kidambi Srikanth has scripted history again by becoming the first Indian male shuttler to become World No. 1 in men's singles category. According to the recent rankings in the Badminton World Federation (BWF), 25-year-old Srikanth had replaced Denmark's Viktor Axelsen. Srikanth could have made both headlines and history last year, but narrowly missed it because of his injuries and had to settle for No. 2 rank. © Twitter But, now he got his chance and we couldn't be any prouder. Srikanth moved to the top of rankings with 76,895 points and displaced Axelsen, who like we mentioned earlier lost 1660 points after he failed to defend his Malaysian Open title. In 2017, Srikanth became the 1st Indian and fourth in the world to win 4 Super Series titles in a year – Indonesia, Australia, Denmark, Franch – and the credit goes to his spotless performance and consecutive victories. © BWF Call it luck or perfect timing, but when Srikanth was busy winning gold and titles, Axelsen couldn't defend his title as the Malaysian Open dates got moved to June 26 to July 1, because of CWG. Last year, the Malaysian Open was held between April 4 and 9. With this ranking, Srikanth has become the second Indian to achieve this feat. The first one was Saina Nehwal, who topped the rankings in 2015. Like a proud father, his coach Pullela Gopichand reportedly said “This is a huge achievement for Srikanth as well as for Indian badminton.” © Twitter While, the Malaysian Open has the chances of turning the wheel when Axelsen comes back in action, so we hope this happiness isn't short-lived. Till then, let's just bask in the victory of Srikanth becoming the World No. 1. Source: The Times Of India
  21. Last year's “Kala Chashma” from the Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Baar Baar Dekho' became an instant rage for a variety of reasons. It was a hummable and foot-tapping party number, Katrina's abs looked the best they ever have, and then there were the dance steps. Flanked by a bevy of female white backup dancers, Katrina gyrated to the trademark steps that became a sort of a permanent presence in almost every wedding thereafter. It was impossible to not want to move to the song the moment the music came on. But, amid the fun and the galore, we missed noticing the one crucial element responsible for making 'Kala Chashma' what it was: its backup dancers. © Eros International In the big bad world of Bollywood, the tribe of backup dancers, who form the backbone of any music number, lead not just an invisible life, but also an exploited one. Unlike the star-kid backup dancers like Shahid Kapoor, these dancers lead an unglamorous and overworked life. It's more so when you're a white backup dancer trying to make it big in the alien world of Bollywood without any idea of Mumbai's culture, the language, or its people. © UTV Motion Pictures Twenty-five-year-old Jack* is one such male backup dancer braving odds, long working hours, and dismal exposure to make a living in Mumbai. But, life isn't as sweet as he had imagined it'd be. “Even after struggling in Bollywood for seven years, I still end up living on a month paycheck basis sometimes,” he tells me. Originally from England, Jack came on a backpacking trip to India almost 10 years ago, on a tourist visa. The plan was to backpack across the country for close to two months, with a last pit stop at Mumbai, the City Of Dreams. “I did odd modelling jobs during college and saved up money to gift myself a graduation trip to India,” he reveals. It was in the last week of his trip that he stumbled upon the Hindi film industry and its myriad workings travelling to Goregaon's Film City as part of a Bollywood package tour. “The tour included the usual spots: Mannat, Jalsa and the likes. The last stretch included a tour of Film City and the chance to witness a film shoot at Yash Raj Studios.” As luck would have it, that shoot ended up being Farah Khan's 'Om Shanti Om', and the song they were shooting that day was the iconic 'Dard-E-Disco' that saw SRK, the country's biggest superstar sporting eight-pack abs. © Eros International For Jack, that was his first tryst with both Bollywood and a dance number. “I had very little background on SRK at that point apart from the fact that he was referred as the King of Bollywood. What amused me more was the 20-odd male backup dancers flanking him. They were all white.” After an hour of shoot, the director called for a break and that's when Jack bumped into a school senior doubling up as a backup dancer on set. “I met Robyn* after almost 10 years and had no idea she was a backup dancer. Back then, we all thought she'd end up as an actor or some such,” he tells me. It was a chat with Robyn that set the ball rolling for Jack's long-drawn but hardly rewarding career in Bollywood. “That day, Robyn made it sound like such a dream. She told me how the industry was depending on only white backup dancers and money was therefore easy. I made up my mind the moment she told me how much she would make for these day shoots: Rs 50,000 for a few hours.” © BCCL That 20-minute conversation changed Jack's life. He completed the rest of his trip and in a few months flew back to Mumbai, this time permanently. “Looking back at it, I realise how little I thought about that decision. I was young, a decent dancer and had no idea what I wanted from life, so I figured why not?” After he landed, Jack made the rounds of all the usual offices of various agents and put up with Robyn and her boyfriend Rob, a “veteran back up dancer” seen in Kal Ho Na Ho's “Pretty Woman”, in a plush Versova apartment. The first few years were exactly as Jack expected it would be. He was getting ample work, featured in a slew of hit numbers; 'Chittiyan Kalaiyan', 'Bang Bang' to name a few, and there was no dearth of money. “At that time, I was earning in lakhs every month and so overconfident of that being the case for a long long time,” he laughingly remembers. But it was only the calm before the storm. © BCCL In the last three years, while Bollywood's fascination with white backup dancers has still maintained a crazy frenzy, what however changed is their preference. Most Bollywood films were choreographing more and more songs with only female backup dancers in mind. “They were of the opinion that relying more on female backup dancers would ensure that their song and film is much more profitable. The girls would add the ample *** appeal needed. And, that's how we started losing work.” It started slow, with fewer offers and less screen time. “Take Kala Chashma for instance. There were around 30 female dancers and about half the number of male dancers. Not only did they dominate more screen time, but they were also paid more for the same work,” he tells me. But, now the situation is even more dire. Even as work and pay dwindled, the hours expected from them continued increasing. Dance isn't dance any longer; they needed to know a handful of stunts that would invariably lead to unforeseen accidents. But no coverage. Once, during a shoot abroad, Jack and another dancer sustained serious injuries while attempting a stunt and were forced to two months bed-rest. He claims he was more bummed about the fact that he wouldn't earn money for two months more than the fact that he was injured. “Forget the fact that I'm losing out on work, but now even payments are being processed a month late. It's a grim situation,” he rues. © BCCL On the work front, Jack has two more projects at the moment that require as much as 14-hours a day, and fetch him as much money as a fresher, even though he admits he doesn't even love dancing anymore. The lack of work in films has forced him to take up more maddening ad film work. “The situation there is even more worse,” he laughs. As he gets ready to leave for an ad shoot, I prod him on whether he's contemplated leaving it all and moving back home. “I don't even have enough for this month's rent, forget having enough for a flight ticket,” he replies before waving a goodbye. *Names changed on request.
  22. There is some really sad news for all Rhinoceros, nay, animal lovers out there and it's making us feel as gutted as ever. 'Sudan', the last EVER male Northern White Rhino has died and his species will soon face extinction. Now, let's first focus on what the word 'extinction' really means, since we haven't experienced it yet, within our species. 'Extinction' is complete and absolute termination of an organism or a group of organisms or a species, from the face of this earth. Which literally means there is no way to evoke a complete species unless of course there is a rare phenomenon such as the 'Lazarus Taxa', where a species presumed extinct, suddenly 'reappears', after a period of long absence. But unfortunately, that's not going to be the case for the Northern White Rhino, unless of course nature performs an absolute miracle! © Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sudan might have been the last male of his species but he did leave two females behind, who unfortunately cannot procreate due to some unfortunate complications. Sudan was living in Kenya at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, in Laikipia County and he had to be euthanized by the vets, due to his ill health. Well, here are some fun fact to uplift your spirits before they come plummeting down again (you'll know why soon enough). Due to the inability of the female Rhino's to procreate, the sanctuary Sudan was at, set up a Tinder account for him in order to help fund the development of 'in vitro' fertilization for Rhinos. How cute is that? Well, IVF is a method to create a zygote from the male sperm and the female egg, outside the body and eventually plant the zygote inside the mother's womb! Tinder would eventually help Sudan find his IVF mate so that the species could survive another generation. But alas, Sudan couldn't live out his dating days and passed away due to infected bedsores, as his mobility decreased. He was 90 years old in human age. © National Geographic In lieu of Sudan's health, the reserve wrote a rather endearing message for all the people who had been showing concern for his health. "His health has begun deteriorating and his future is not looking bright. At the end of 2017, Sudan developed an uncomfortable age-related infection on his back right leg. Recently, a secondary and much deeper infection was discovered beneath the initial one. This has been treated, but worryingly, the infection is taking longer to recover, despite the best efforts of his team of vets who are giving him 24-hour care. Everything possible is being done to help him regain his health. We are very concerned about him – he's extremely old for a rhino and we do not want him to suffer unnecessarily." So many people have supported the northern white rhinos since they arrived on Ol Pejeta in 2009, and we feel it is important to inform you that Sudan, the last male northern white rhino on the planet, is starting to show signs of ailing. pic.twitter.com/BMNTprww57 — Ol Pejeta (@OlPejeta) 1 March 2018 At the advanced age of 45, his health has begun deteriorating, and his future is not looking bright. At the end of the 2017, Sudan developed an uncomfortable age related infection on his back right leg. — Ol Pejeta (@OlPejeta) 1 March 2018 With the last two surviving female Northern White Rhino. This is the team that provides their round-the-clock care. Let's all appreciate the team & acknowledge their dedication to conservation. @OlPejeta #TembeaKenya #MagicalKenya #Rhino #WorthMoreAlive pic.twitter.com/3kwKy7OxQQ — Prof. Judi Wakhungu EGH (@JudiWakhungu) 3 March 2018 Back in 1960, there were 2,000 Northern White Rhinos in the world. 2,000! Enough to successfully overpopulate the world with their kind. What happened you ask? The greed and lust of man took over slowly yet abruptly and wiped an entire species out. Imagine someone wiping off the human race from the face of the earth. This is as shocking, if not more, than knowing there is not a single Northern White Rhino remaining in the world. Poaching drove the species to the brink of extinction and by 1984, there were just 15 Northern White Rhinos left in the world. © Ol Pejeta Conservancy Rhinos aren't poached for their meat or skin. Rhinos are poached for their horns. One horn of a Rhino costs the animal its life. Rhino horns are a highly valuable component of traditional Chinese medicines, practiced in China, Vietnam and other parts of East Asia. Rhinos die in hundreds each year. And since 2,000 was barely a number the Northern White Rhino left the earth sooner than the rest. Poaching has taken over the habitat of a lot of endangered species who are headed for extinction. © YouTube Be it the Tiger or the Giant Panda or even the Blue Whale, the majestic, magnificent creatures are losing their habitat and the race to survive their extinction due to heavy bred poaching activities. It's time humans realize the dire consequences of taking away chances of survival from the animals that ooze star power, who are the actual 'charisma megafauna' of the world. Survival of the human race without the most endangered species is on a thin line and the line keeps getting blurred every day. Although conversationalists are making one hell of an effort to conserve these species and the sanctity they hold in the world, it really depends on the governments of the world to put stricter orders on activities like poaching, hunting or encroaching upon lands where wild animals dwell, so that these species actually have a fair chance of survival. © YouTube Unfortunately, in Sudan's case, the chances of revival of his species look way bleak. IVF is a very complicated procedure for the Northern White Rhino and it's taken decades trying to figure a proper method to make something like IVF work on a depleting species. IVF has never been completely successful in Rhino conservation and research still has a long way to go until the method is proven foolproof. For now, we do hope and pray there is a way to bring back the Northern White Rhino, by miraculously finding a Female Rhino who can procreate with Sudan's stored sperm and give birth to some healthy Rhino babies! © Ol Pejeta Conservancy Right now, the conservationists are figuring out if Najin or Fatu (the other two surviving female Northern White Rhino's) or even a surrogate Southern White Rhino (a much more common species) can be impregnated, using Sudan's unique sperm and his very classy and charismatic Tinder Profile! RIP Sudan, may all your 'right' swipes find you in heaven, eventually! Watch his Tinder Glory here:
  23. Rhino, named Sudan, was being treated for age-related complications. Photo: File The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive. The rhino, named Sudan, "was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds," according to a statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy where he lived under armed guard to prevent poaching. "His condition worsened significantly in the last 24 hours; he was unable to stand up and was suffering a great deal. The veterinary team... made the decision to euthanise him." Theoretically, the death of Sudan assures the extinction of this subspecies of rhino. However scientists have gathered his genetic material and are working on developing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques to preserve the subspecies. The northern white rhino population in Uganda, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad was largely wiped out during the poaching crisis of the 1970s and 80s, fueled by demand for rhino horn in traditional Chinese medicine in Asia and dagger handles in Yemen. A final remaining wild population of about 20-30 rhinos in the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in fighting in the late nineties and early 2000s, and by 2008 the northern white rhino was considered extinct in the wild. Four fertile rhinos, two males and females, were moved from the Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic to Ol Pejeta in Kenya, with high hopes that conditions similar to their native habitat would encourage breeding. However, despite the fact that they were seen mating, there were no successful pregnancies. Further efforts to mate a male southern white rhino with the females -- and thus conserve some of the northern white genes -- were also unsuccessful. The other male rhino, Suni, died of natural causes in October 2014. "Sudan was the last northern white rhino that was born in the wild. His death is a cruel symbol of human disregard for nature and it saddened everyone who knew him," said Jan Stejskal, Director of International Projects at the Dvur Kralove Zoo. "But we should not give up. We must take advantage of the unique situation in which cellular technologies are utilised for conservation of critically endangered species. It may sound unbelievable, but thanks to the newly developed techniques even Sudan could still have an offspring."
  24. Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' has been in news ever since we got to know about the stellar cast. Well, we totally get the excitement, after all, who wouldn't want to see Bollywood's two stunning actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt coming together? 14th February 2019 #gullyboy A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Feb 10, 2018 at 12:38am PST Ever since they have started shooting for the movie, we can't help but crave for glimpses of the behind-the-scenes action. And this time we totally loved the quirky way the team celebrated International Women's Day on its sets. Taking to Instagram the director shared a video showing how the entire crew wore skirts including Ranveer Singh, as a gesture to support the women in their crew. © Viral Bhayani Calibrating Women's day on the set's of #Gullyboy @zoieakhtar Via #instastories @ranveersingh @aliaabhatt @vivianakadivine @siddhantchaturvedi @urbanmonkeyindia @dharavi_united @nexus_35 : : : :@ranveersinghfan_ A post shared by Ranveer Singh World FanPage (@ranveersinghfan_) on Mar 8, 2018 at 11:05pm PST And it was amazing to see how sportingly every male crew member happily donned the skirt without any hesitation. Our #gullyboy #ranveersingh dhoti swag chilling like no other ðð A post shared by Bollywood Cricket Masala (@bcmasala) on Mar 8, 2018 at 10:27pm PST Ranveer was spotted wearing a bright green lungi-skirt and we also saw actors Vijay Verma and Siddhant Chaturvedi joining the league. Happy Women's Day #gullyboys #favboys #skirtdayonset @ozajay @arjun_varain @alvaro_ruiz A post shared by Zoya Akhtar (@zoieakhtar) on Mar 8, 2018 at 1:40pm PST And as expected, Ranveer's picture went viral all over the Internet and the man proudly flaunted it as well. Happy women's day #skirtday #gullyboy #shootlife #boysinskirts @itsvijayvarma @siddhantchaturvedi A post shared by Poornamrita Singh (@poornamrita) on Mar 8, 2018 at 6:06am PST We also saw Ranveer being all excited and sharing the details of the same with his buddy Priyanka Chopra on Instagram live. © Twitter One look at the video and trust me you would want to call your friends as well, that's how cute and adorable the two look. Check out the video here: Thank you @RanveerOfficial for being such a rock star and your message on #InternationalWomensDay is so important and “Intelligent” lol⤠Full discussion on my Instagram story! pic.twitter.com/pJ6Yddiorh — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 9, 2018 On the work front, Ranveer has quite a few interesting projects in his kitty. He will be seen in '83 where he will be seen playing Kapil Dev's role and has also signed Rohit Shetty's 'Simmba'. One thing can be said for sure, and its that Ranveer is picking really good movies. And after his unbelievable performance in 'Padmaavat', we cannot wait to see more of him on the big screen.
  25. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/06ae67cf43dafde2c6c0935696ecf39f.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9My84LzIwMTggNzo1MzozMSBBTSZoYXNoX3ZhbHVlPXJ5VFNEb3pLT0Jmb2JFZXNoUDVTOHc9PSZ2YWxpZG1pbnV0ZXM9NjAmaWQ9MQ== style=center] Female lawmakers attended more Parliamentary proceedings than their male counterparts during 2017-18. A recently published FAFEN report compared the on-floor performances of female and male lawmakers in both Houses of the Parliament. The report showed that female MPs actively participated in the proceedings through regular attendance and substantive contribution to parliamentary business, particularly in the National Assembly during the reporting periods May 2017 to February 2018 for the National Assembly and March 2017 to March 2018 for the Senate. Currently, women constitute 20% of the Parliament with 19 seats in the Senate and 70 in the National Assembly. The FAFEN report stated that the National Assembly held 75 sittings while the Senate held 100 sittings during their respective reporting periods. In the National Assembly, a female lawmaker attended on average 50 (67%) sittings whereas a male lawmaker attended on average 42 (56%) sittings. Meanwhile, in the Senate, a female lawmaker attended on average 64 (64%) sittings whereas a male lawmaker attended on average 59 (59%) sittings. According to the report, the most regular female lawmaker in the National Assembly was PML-N?s Kiran Haider who attended 100% sittings while 55 (79%) female lawmakers attended 38 (50%) or more sittings. The most regular female lawmaker in the Senate, PkMAP?s Gul Bushra, attended 92 of 100 sittings while 13 (68%) women senators attended more than half of the sittings. Further, the report highlighted that female lawmakers in collaboration with their male counterparts contributed to 39% of parliamentary business in the National Assembly and Senate during 2017-18. The women parliamentarians contributed 36% of the business transacted by both Houses of the Parliament in their respective parliamentary years. They also supported their male counterparts in sponsoring a three-percent additional agenda. A total 5,654 agenda items were included in the parliamentary orders of the day during the reporting period. The percentage of women?s contribution to parliamentary business in the National Assembly was equivalent to that of men, i.e. 49%. In the Senate, women sponsored 15% parliamentary business individually and three percent jointly. Further, female members of the National Assembly initiated 31 (32%) of 98 bills on their own and 22 (22%) bills in collaboration with their male colleagues. Female lawmakers exclusively sponsored 36 (50%) of 72 resolutions in the National Assembly and collaborated with their male counterparts for moving 16 additional (22%) resolutions. Similarly, female lawmakers in the Senate sponsored 13 (9%) of 145 bills on their own and five in partnership with male lawmakers, and moved 15 (15%) of 99 resolutions. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senators Muddasir Sehar Kamran, Sherry Rehman and Rubina Khalid sponsored the highest number of resolutions in the Senate. Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami?s Aisha Syed sponsored eight while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf?s Shireen Mazari sponsored seven resolutions in the National Assembly. The report noted that female MPs also kept a close vigil on the government by asking questions and raising Calling Attention Notices. They asked 1,595 (50%) questions and moved 64 (86%) Calling Attention Notices (CANs) in the National Assembly. Whereas, in the Senate, the questions and CANs moved by them amounted to 241 (16%) and 26 (25%). Moreover, female lawmakers sponsored 36 (80%) motions under Rule 259 in the National Assembly and 48 (42%) motions under Rule 218 in the Senate. As per the report, on average, a female lawmaker sponsored 23 agenda items individually in both Houses of Parliament whereas a male lawmaker sponsored on average 10 agenda items. In the National Assembly, a female lawmaker introduced on average 25 agenda items, in comparison to six by her male colleague, the report further showed. In the Senate, a female lawmaker sponsored on average 17 agenda items as compared to 21 agenda items per male lawmaker.
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